Optimal Sexual Experiences (OSE) Group Therapy for Couples
Restoring, Revitalizing, and Enhancing Your Sexual Relationship:
Optimal Sexual Experiences (OSE)
WHY: Would you and your partner like to improve your sex life?
WHO: Couples with low or no sexual desire or frequency, and/or desire discrepancy (in which one partner is more interested in sex than the other) who are interested in enhancing their sexual relationship and are ready to embark on a journey to enhance their sexual experiences and relationships.
WHAT: The process will involve group therapy over 16 hours. Limit of 4 to 6 couples per group.The content of the group is based on the work of the Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa, including elements and facilitating factors of optimal sexual experiences as well as research on group couples therapy. The groups are part of a research project studying the effectiveness of group therapy in enhancing sexual relationships. Your participation in the research project (which is optional) consists of completing questionnaires at multiple time points.
WHEN: 8 consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm, starting April 7th.
Justin Pere. LMFT, CGT is a licensed psychotherapist for couples and individuals who provides therapy at a group practice he founded in 2010, Clarity Counseling Seattle, in Seattle, Washington. Justin is a Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT) through the Gottman Institute. He currently sits on the Board of The Northwest Institute on Intimacy, and he is a past board member of the Seattle Counselors Association. Justin is currently in the process of certifying as a sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Mindy McGovern, MA, LMFT is a licensed couple, family, and individual therapist who provides counseling services at Mettarel Associates in Seattle, Washington. She has trained extensively in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Therapy, and Sex Therapy. Mindy is currently in the process of certifying as a sex therapist with the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
YOUR COMMITMENT: Attendance in this group requires a commitment to some time for "homeplay" (not homework) with your partner. You are free to withdraw from the research and/or the groups at any time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To arrange for an initial assessment and see if these groups would be a good fit for you, please contact Justin Pere at [email protected] or (206)910-1218. *You can also learn more about the University of Ottawa's research through their website: www.optimalsexualexperiences.com.